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his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
on traffic. >> stop waking people up. they have a big day ahead of them. be quiet out there. brandywine road at floral park road, still dealing with a wreck. they have requested a tow truck to come out to the scene. as you travel 95 southbound, to the left your screen, after dumfries, we've got reports of an overturned vehicle in the median. done appear to be causing too much in the way of delays. 355 shut down near the white splint mall because of a building fire -- near the white flint mall because of a building fire. 66 heavy in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we have some breaking news of a shooting in northern virginia this morning. we are told that fairfax county police shot and killed a suspect who was holding a gun. they ordered him to drop the gun but he refused. it happened on kendra way in centerville sometime after 1:00 this morning. we will have more details on that shooting later this hour. >>> in springfield, the search continues for a man police say murdered his elderly far, 75- year-old gary hanson was found shot to death in his home on tuesday. p
. >> big events just about the get under way at manassas national battlefield sarah good morning. >> good morning. ♪ [ music ] >> you can hear in the background the u.s. marine corps band just over here behind me they are getting ready for governor mcdonald who will be here expected to speak 9:15 a.m. for this momentous occasion there will be events happening not only today but throughout the weekend as well there will be different demonstrations in different areas going on as you are there in old town manassas i want to talk with bob with the washington post who recollects is very much a civil -- who is very much a civil war buff himself. >> that's right. >> let's tell people where we are. where we are is at the visitors center which happens to be henry hill talk about the significance of that people may not know. >> henry hill was the center piece of the first battle of manassas also culled bull run where the battle was decided on this hill it also played an important role in the second manassas commemorating 13 months from now >> i know you also wrote in your column talking about th
to fox 5 this fall and is checking in with us tonight to give us a preview of the big show and advice how to keep with the dangerous heat. welcome to the d.c. region, dr. oz. >> and thank you very much, shawn. >> you know, part of the nation right now is -- and hovering 100 with staying hydrated, what are history sway -- some of the ways to protect organizations? a lot of folks think it's about drinking water. that is not the case. you need the electrorights and chemistry, you're losing sweat. eat moist foods, papaias, water hi -- papaias, watermelons, milk and juice products are great. don't drink teas and coffee. they trick your body into urinating out fluid need. you don't want the chicago in your system. that will raise your body temperature. >> what about sports drinks? >> a lot of them have caffeine, or caffeine-like stuff in them. you don't want to trick your body. trying to keep up with the temperature. what happened is the natural enzymes, or processes that keep our cells alive, this magical thing called life stop working and they become inefficient. folks with who will have a ho
of cooling station as cross our region on myfoxdc.com. >>> the heat also a big concern in manassas and prince william county as thousands of people are expected to visit there to mark the 150th anniversary of the first battle of manassas. last night, fire officials from all over prince william county were briefed on the emergency measures in place for the commemmoration. emergency personnel teams will be fanned out cooling and medical tents will be set up and even some sees crewers will be riding bikes. the commemmoration goes on despite the heat. we'll take you live you out to the manassas starting at 6:00 a.m. with a big show we have planned for the 150th anniversary. steve, stony and tucker are there. i will also be heading out to the battlefield this morning. you want to stay tuned for that. >>> police are hooking for a man they say murdered his elderly far. 75-year-old gary hanson was found shod to death in his springfield home on tuesday. they are trying to find his son, richard hanson. if you have any information about this case, police want you to give them a call. >>> a search is un
there are numerous events taking place over a big region you have camp ma naysays set up here. >>> tomorrow morning starting 10:00 a.m., museum old town manasses all the way the liberia house where lincoln and davis head quartered during 150 years ago that parade will take place through old town going from the museum to liberia house then baseball games. baseball games of the 1860s those are different than today's. >> no steroids. >> that we know of. >>> it was all undermanned and you ran to third not first -- under handed and you ran to third not first. and the pitcher put the ball where the batter wanted it to be so they could hit it. >> guys in general the cut is at the performing art center tomorrow night there is a lot taking place. and then of course we have the blue and grey ball saturday night, starting about 5:30 p.m. old town ma naoses. >> right behind us patrick gore man who played general hood is here with us this morning in the period atore looks like he is getting -- attire looks like he is getting ready to hear some music. mayor i know traffic is a concern if a lot of folks want to c
measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
in minneapolis at 4:00. here comes the big heat dome and now that excessive heat watch issued for yesterday is a warning which means we are expecting triple digit heat and hit heat indices likely ranging from 105 to 110 degrees tomorrow. want you to see the current heat index, ridiculous. it is feeling very close to the triple digits across the region. the heat index, how it feels to your body when you combine temperature and humidity, still feels like 97 in the district. that's what you have to get ready for. overnight we stay incredibly humid and our overnight temperatures really only bottom out at about 78 degrees. so the worst of it now we think rolls into town tomorrow and friday. unfortunately we can't really ditch it saturday. so that excessive heat warning that goes into effect tomorrow afternoon at noon until 8:00 is also in effect for friday. >> this dome is just hanging right over us. >> here come the dome. all we can do is prepare ourselves and make sure we take very good care. put yourself in intensive care tomorrow and check on the elderly and children as well. >> thank you. w
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